Senior Lecturer in political science - main orientation towards public administration and/or Swedish politics
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Duties: The position includes teaching, examination, research and administration. Teaching duties include course coordination, course administration and supervision. Teaching will mainly be in public administration and/or Swedish politics courses, but teaching in other courses can also be required. Duties also include actively pursuing external research funding, following developments in the subject field as well as following relevant development in society that is of relevance for the research and education at the university
Eligibility: To be eligible for appointment as senior lecturer, the applicant must hold a Ph.D. in political science or possess equivalent scholarly competence. Further on, the applicant must have demonstrated teaching expertise and have completed teacher training of relevance to operations at the University, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. A general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must have the personal characteristics required to perform the duties of the post well.
The ability to teach both in Swedish and English is a requirement. An applicant who is proficient in only one of these languages at the time of appointment is expected to be able to teach in the other language within two years.
Assessment: Equal importance will be given to teaching and research skills in the assessment of applicants. In assessing research expertise research quality will be the prime consideration. Particular importance will be given research about public administration and/or Swedish politics
The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, will also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration will be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop research and education at the postgraduate level, the ability to acquire funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community.
Pedagogic proficiency will be assessed as carefully as scientific proficiency. Pedagogical skills should be well documented so that the quality can be assessed. Particular importance will be given experience of teaching public administration and/or Swedish politics.
In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality will be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, will also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration will be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching expertise.
When the University appoints new teachers those applicants must be selected who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of their competence and expertise, are judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations.
The Recruitment Committee may in this recruitment come to use interviews, trial-lectures and referrals. The applicant should therefore submit a list of referees with insight into the applicant’s professional skill as well as personal qualities that may be of relevance for the position, e.g. ability to cooperate, ability to lead and working methods.
Assessment, other skills: Administrative and management skills are important for this position and will be afforded weight.
Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, through the capacity to plan, organize, and prioritize work in an efficient and task-related manner as well as through the ability to assign and observe time frames. Expertise includes overall operational planning and the capacity to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities as well as the ability to work in a structured manner based on an awareness of goals and quality.
Management expertise is demonstrated through the capacity to lead operations and personnel, make decisions, take responsibility, and motivate others, providing them with what is needed for the efficient achievement of common goals. The abilities to coordinate the group and help create a sense of involvement, participation, and enjoyment in work and to deal with conflicts constitute further examples of demonstrated expertise.
Personal circumstances that may be of relevance in merit evaluation, for example parental leave, should be mentioned in the list of qualifications (CV).
How to apply: A full application is submitted to Uppsala University's application system. The application shall include:
- Letter of application including list of appendices
- Curriculum Vitae Account of academic qualifications
- List of publications Account of teaching qualifications
- Account of other qualifications
- Academic works and any educational works being brought to bear
- A clear account of the extent of the applicant´s teaching experience, specified in number of hours
- List of references
It is important for applicants to follow the instructions as closely as possible.
Please note that any academic work not submitted electronically are to be submitted in triplicate in paper form to the Faculty of Social Sciences, Box 256, S-751 05 Uppsala. Please, mark the package with ref. no. UFV-PA 2020/688.
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Salary: Fixed salary.
Starting date: 2020-08-17.
Type of employment: Permanent position.
Scope of employment: 100%
For further information about the position please contact: The Head of Department, Christina Bergqvist, phone: +46 18 471 3454.
For information about the process, please contact Emma van Aller, 018-471 25 59, email@example.com
Please submit your application by April 23 2020, UFV-PA 2020/688.
In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.
Submit your application through Uppsala University´s recruitment system.
Placement: Department of Government
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/688
Last application date: 2020-04-23
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